Introducing the NEW Donkey 5: Bugaboo’s side by side double pushchair

Bugaboo has updated its award-winning pushchair to bring you the brand new, side by side Donkey 5. Jam-packed with lots of new features to make it even better than before, the Donkey 5 is available in up to 30 new colour combinations for a truly customisable pushchair.

Designed to grow with your family

The Donkey 5 is made for adventure. Designed to grow with your family, this pushchair offers unrivalled versatility when it comes to keeping siblings close – even from birth. In mono mode, it measures only 60cm wide. The side luggage bag can carry up to 10kg, and the under seat basket carries another 10kg, so you can stash changing bags and shopping with ease. In double/twin mode, the width comes to 74cm, which is incredible when you think the global regulation size for door width is 80cm. The upshot? You won’t have to worry about getting out and about with two little ones.

Bugaboo’s clever design means this pushchair is easily convertible depending on your family’s needs. It can change from mono to duo mode and back with three simple clicks. What’s more, you can even add a buggy board to transport three children on stroller!

Available on pre-order now

The Bugaboo Donkey 5 is available to pre-order from January 26th, and to order at selected retailers from February 15, 2022.

HALF-TERM: Book tickets to Sherk’s Adventure! London South Bank

Head to Shrek’s Adventure! London this February half-term and pose for a selfie with Poppy or Branch with our Trolls World Tour experience extra-special character meet and greets. You’ll also be able to pick up an interactive trail guide to find the missing musical instrument – and bag yourself a treat!

Shrek’s Adventure! London, situated on the South Bank next to The lastminute.com London Eye, is the capital’s most immersive and interactive family attraction.

The fairytale walk-through experience sees guests whisked away to Far Far Away on-board a magic 3D bus to an enchanting world of magical dreams (and waffles).

The exciting adventure features 12 fairytale-themed live shows featuring popular characters from the Shrek franchise, including Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, Muffin Man, Pinocchio and Cinderella, culminating in a meeting with Shrek himself.

The NEW Matchstick Monkey Bathtime Collection

Bathtime is playtime, with the new Matchstick Monkey Bathtime collection. Watch little faces light up as wobblers spin & bob, rocks slide into bubbles and little boats sail through foamy tubs, as heads are rinsed under a rainfall shower.

The Bathtime range encourages little ones to use their imagination and creativity, whilst developing fine motor skills and sensory exploration, and have fun at the same time!

All toys have been meticulously designed to resist the development of mould and mildew, with Biocote® Antimicrobial Protection guaranteeing the collection will stay fresher and cleaner for longer.

NEW: Bug 3-in-1 Seat, Mamas & Papas

We love this adorable 3-in-1 Bug seat, new from Mamas & Papas.

Designed to grow and adapt with your child, the Bug can be used from 3 months up to 3 years. Once your little one can support their own head, Bug is a safe place for them to sit and play, giving you some hands-free time. Bug is designed with a super-stable base, so you can safely place it on the floor whilst they play. What’s more, it comes with an entire play tray full of colourful sensory toys!

The Bug seat is the perfect weaning companion, as it can be strapped to a dining chair. Once they’re old enough, it can be used as a booster seat too.

Grows with your child

With the 6 adjustable leg height positions, recline options, removable inserts and removable crotch pad, Bug will be on hand to help keep your little one comfortable, safe and supported from the early days, right up until they’re a toddler.

Mamas & Papas have thought of everything. Not only does it have handy crumb stoppers and straps and buckles that can be tidied away,  it has twist-out feet and a carry handle, so you can take Bug out and about for fuss-free mealtimes.

Available in 4 on-trend colourways: Eucalyptus, Pebble Grey, Blossom and Bluebell, RRP £75, from 24th January 2022.

25% Off Elvie Trainer

Heads up! We’ve got a fabulous Elvie discount for you.

From 9 am on the 26th January until midnight on 7th February you can enjoy 25% off the Elvie Trainer.

Recommended by over a thousand health professionals, the Elvie trainer is a wearable kegal trainer that works in tandem with its accompanying app. The small, sleek device is inserted like a tampon and connects to an app on your smartphone, which visualises your pelvic floor movements in real-time and guides you through (fun!) exercises designed by pelvic floor specialists to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor.

Blue Almonds Launches Virtual Interior Design Service

Launching Monday 31st January, Blue Almonds, the renowned nursery and baby boutique in Chelsea’s Walton Street is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with interior designer Dominique Lyons, founder of Kids Rule Interiors.

Kids Rule Interiors will be offering Blue Almonds’ customers a virtual interior design service from the comfort of their own homes. For a flat fee of £350, customers who have fallen in love with Blue Almonds’ beautiful pieces but aren’t sure how they will fit into their design theme or space, which colours to use, or simply how to lay out their child’s room, can enlist Dominique’s expertise via Zoom.

Dominique will guide customers through their preferred Blue Almonds pieces to create a room that is beautiful, functional and addresses all of the family’s needs. The process takes place over a number of stages which starts with an initial Zoom consultation to gain an understanding of the customer’s needs, taking accurate measurements of the area to ensure the space is fully maximised and then Dominique and her team will create various options and send them to the customer.

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New Launch from Sea Change: Sauvignon Blanc

Extending its premium range, Sea Change Wine launches its premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It joins the established premium Provence Rosé, launched last Summer. Recognised by its beautiful hand-drawn Sea Horse label and staying true to its Marlborough heritage, this is a focused wine with a subtle minerality and a clean, fresh lingering finish.

With green fruit at its core, this luxurious, vegan white wine is citrusy and intense with a crisp, dry finish. You’ll enjoy concentrated flavours of grapefruit, passion fruit and blackcurrant leaf, with herbal notes that are perfectly paired with light dishes, seafood and salads.

By purchasing Sea Change Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, you are helping protect marine life around the world.

With every bottle sold, Sea Change Wine donates to its charity partners who are working to protect the oceans and marine life.

Start-Rite X NSPCC

Happy birthday to you! Start-Rite celebrates its 230th birthday this year by partnering with the NSPCC to embark on a year-long programme of 230 fundraising activities.

Their campaign, called “Protecting Their Future, One Step At A Time” has kicked off in true Start-Rite style, with a donation of 230 pairs of Start-Rite shoes to children using the NSPCC’s services via local partner organisations. That’s not all, they’ll be launching an exclusive NSPCC shoe collection later this year with a donation made for every pair sold.

AND a huge round of applause to Hugo Adams, the CEO of Start-Rite, who has pledged to run the London Marathon in October!

Adams says: “Children’s healthy development and wellbeing is what drives our business forward, so partnering with a charity so closely aligned to our mission seemed a fitting celebration of our 230 years in business. The NSPCC believes that everyone in society has a responsibility to keep children safe. Combining our shared heritage and knowledge, we are working to protect more children’s futures, one step at a time and for generations to come.”

Winter sale at the illustrious Dragons of Walton Street

Famed for creating dreamy children’s spaces for the most discerning of clients including the Royal Family, an interior by Dragons of Walton Street is on the wish-list of many parents. Dragons’ annual winter sale gives every child the opportunity to treasure a beautiful heirloom piece crafted with care to delight and charm for generations.

Our favourite sales picks include the bestselling Rush Seated Chair, the hand-painted Terry’s Soldier’s Pencil Box and the Classic Moses Basket.

Hurry whilst stocks last!

Liquid Gym Face Serum, Wonderskin

We’re excited to try the new Liquid Gym Face Serum by Wonderskin. Powered by Iso-Sculpt technology, this bioactive serum with built-in massager tightens, sculpts and de-puffs. The collagen-building formula is massaged deep into your skin, for dramatically visible results in as little as two weeks.

The relaxing cool-touch stainless steel balls on the applicator trigger microcirculation for toned, tightened and radiant skin. Based on a four-week clinical study, 90% of participants experienced improved firmness. 80% and above saw more sculpted cheekbones, a more defined jawline and a tightened neck. Worth a go, right?!

Latest Books

Ready! Said Rabbit – by Marjoke Henrichs 

Marjoke Henrichs’ Rabbit is back with more hilarious antics in this chuckle-worthy follow-up to ‘No! Said Rabbit’.

It’s a lovely day to visit the park and play outside, but will Rabbit and Dad ever be ready to leave the house?

Rabbit could take his ball to the park or his bear and truck. But his favourite elephant would be just perfect, too, if he could find it. Oh, but here’s an interesting book to read…and a lovely picture to paint! It’s getting late with all this fussing about, but uh-oh! Now, Dad needs his jacket…and his glasses. And wherever did his keys go?

On the My Baba wish list…

Snow Leopard Stemless Glass, Designs by Lolita

Step Stool,
Shnuggle

Clutch Changer,
DockATot

IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Matchstick Monkey’s NEW Bathtime Wobblers

The Matchstick Monkey Bathtime Wobblers are ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into tiny hands. Watch little ones’ faces light up as they bob around the bath, encouraging imaginative play, while helping to develop fine motor skills. The set contains two wobblers, and what’s more, they’re mould-resistant, so they can play until their heart’s content!

Matchstick Monkey’s Bathtime Hair Rinser

The Matchstick Monkey Bathtime Hair Rinser helps prevent soapy water running into little eyes. Pour from the top of the monkey for a free-fall effect or out the little holes for a gentle rainfall shower. Suitable for newborns or toddlers – rinse hair and bodies in a fun, gentle and playful way.

Matchstick Monkey’s Bathtime Slide Set

The Matchstick Monkey Bathtime Slide Set encourages the early development of hand-eye coordination, as the easy-to-grip animal rocks can be placed at the top of the slide, where they go splashing down into a foamy mountain of bubbles! Simply attach the slide to any bath or smooth surface and choose to direct the slide in one of three angles. The set contains one slide and three fun animal character rocks.

Matchstick Monkey Blue Bathtime Boat Set

The Matchstick Monkey Bathtime Boat Set promises to provide endless bathtime fun. Soft to touch and ergonomically designed, the boat set is built to encourage early development, imaginative play and hone fine motor skills. Contains Biocote® Antimicrobial Protection to help prevent the growth of mould and mildew on the products. The set contains one boat and one wobbler.

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